My family has always had a love for all things shabby chic. We have our very own vintage lace, distressed, chenille and even velvet pieces that are now housed in our very charming Shabby Chic home. The beautiful chintz that was part of our original Shabby Chic decor has now been joined by a whole bunch of gorgeous shabby chic furniture that is now housed in our lovely Shabby Chic decor. In this article I will go through each of these items and what their special place is in our homes. I hope you find this interesting.
First up is our very beloved shabby chic furniture, including sofas, armchairs, end tables, dining tables, loveseats and more. My interior designer friend, who is also my shabby chic home decor consultant, has a great passion for these antique pieces. She has them all lined up in her beautiful Shabby Chic living room. She loves to show off these wonderful designs and makes sure that the interior designer that she is working with is using them to their best advantage.
Another favorite in the Shabby Chic collection is the shabby chic entryway chair. These chairs are beautiful in their worn condition with small, weathered flowers, which add just the right touch. As my friend has them displayed in her living room, they instantly steal the attention away from the dirty, old floor that has seen so much use. It gives a beautiful feel to the room and makes it look as if someone has lightened the floor.
Shabby chic furniture pieces that really give a home that shabby chic style are the large ornate mirrors that can be found in many styles. They are not just large in size, but they are also intricately designed in thatched roofs and floral motifs on the outside of the glass. The large ornate mirrors are great to hang above any door or windows. They have that “wow” factor that people love when they see them.
Another great thing about shabby chic is the use of color in the design. Many times the colors are so worn that they are barely noticeable, but when they are used in the correct light, they can really make a statement. This type of decor and more is done in natural wood or wrought iron. Wrought iron is especially beautiful because of its aged, rusted appearance. Using this type of design in a home is very reminiscent of classic French decoration.
For those who are not interested in buying brand new furniture, there are plenty of stores that sell gently used items that will still look amazing in your home. If you want shabby chic interior design with a vintage twist, then check out vintage thrift stores, flea markets, garage sales, and second hand stores for pieces that are just waiting to be put into use. Chances are, if you ask a person who has recently redecorated their home what the biggest challenge was, you are likely to get several answers. For many people, the biggest challenge was choosing how to decorate using pieces that still looked amazing.
One way that you can get that antique or vintage look is by using shabby chic lighting. In addition to choosing a great table and chair set, you can add that shabby chic touch by using candles in candle holders that are covered in lace and velvet. You can also use those beautiful worn out tassels on the chairs that will give you just the right touch. The dining room is the perfect place to do this, as there are so many lovely things you can do with just a few candles and some lace.
Don’t forget that you don’t have to go all out with shabby chic bathroom decor and more traditional contemporary styles. If you have a beautiful porcelain sink that you simply adore, why not add it to your decor with some lovely shabby chic lighting? You can find a shabby chic Chandelier that is perfect for any bathroom – even if it is antique. There are so many options that you will surely find just the perfect shabby chic bathroom accessories that will complete your perfect decorating scheme.